Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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2X Parking Beepers

Beeper system for double stack parked cars
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Car attachment near the windshield/Wiper with a sign that says "Press for Owner." Will send a signal to a receiving unit/beeper with the owner. This will allow cars to be parked double stack in restaurants and commercial establishments. Can have a receiving feature on the car unit that lights up "Owner Coming". I've seen a lot of car owners who were "locked in" by another car and have vented their ire on the offending cars paint job or bumper.

May be relevant for big cities only where parking is a problem. Moreover, restaurants can now design their parking lots for double stack parking which is more space efficient.

3rdworld, Sep 17 2002


       People aren't going to want to leave their dinner to move their car. Surely valet parking's a better fix?
pottedstu, Sep 17 2002

       From my part of the world, valet parking costs a pretty penny. I was really thinking of a parking solution for the common man.   

       Plus a slightly cold steak is small price to pay compared to a dented, kicked-in fender. :)
3rdworld, Sep 17 2002

       It could invite kids to put a key along the side of the car and then press the button to have a laugh at the owner.   

       Or less drastically, just press the button to annoy the driver.
Jinbish, Sep 17 2002

       What about some sort of time-based parking system, where you say what time you intend to leave, and get automatically sent to a certain location. if you are late to leave, you will be charged a much higher fee.
pottedstu, Sep 17 2002

       That sounds like an NYC parking garage. "Oh, you overstayed the early bird special by three seconds - that will be $54.12, please."
DrCurry, Sep 17 2002

       I leave my cellular number on a scrap of paper on the dash...A cop actually called me; two minutes later I moved the car and, guess what, no ticket!
Grog, Sep 17 2002

       These spots are already availible   

       I work at a car wash and have seen a few   

       I wish i were a kid in a parking lot when i see them LOL
red_slider, May 22 2003


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